Cabernet Foods Ltd – New Zealand Meat Wholesalers & Processors

Cabernet Foods is New Zealand’s most versatile meat supplier.

With our own livestock buyers, nursery farms, processing plants, refrigerated delivery vehicles and dedicated sales teams we are uniquely able to respond to our customers’ needs.

Cabernet Foods delivers the meat of 120,000 sheep, 10,000 cattle, 30,000 pigs and sundry other animals to distributors, meat processors and retailers throughout New Zealand annually.

Our relationships with individual farmers, processors and retailers, and with butchery managers in the nation’s largest supermarkets, allows us to tailor the end product precisely to the consumer’s requirements.

Wharekauhau Lamb from Cabernet Meats Wairarapa


We are:

Preferred suppliers to New Zealand’s leading food retailers.

Independently family owned and operated by third-generation meat supply veterans.

NZ Food Safety and HACCP certified and registered.

Cabernet Foods Wairarapa Meat Processors

We specialise in:

Carcass selection for individual customer requirements.

Boning, cutting and packaging of meat products to customer specifications.

Both swinging carcass and
boxed meat.

Cabernet Foods Wairarapa Meat Processors

We use:

Traditional processing methods to reduce pelt and carcass damage.

Waterless processing methods to ensure a longer shelf life.

Our ‘Tender Chill’ process to produce a consistently tender product.

Our own refrigerated network to ensure that our distribution standards are maintained.

Ethical practises that keep environmental and animal welfare front of mind.

Check out some fabulous beef and lamb recipes on the Beef & Lamb website